Tampa Bay – March 25, 2014 BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is encouraging its members to participate in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Earth Hour. To take part in the annual initiative, the WWF asks individuals, businesses, organizations and governments around the world to turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour at 8:30 pm local time on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The aim of Earth Hour is to visibly demonstrate a commitment to creating a sustainable future for the planet and to finding solutions to environmental challenges.
“Energy efficiency is a key element of smart building management because it positively affects both the environment and operational expenses,” commented Terri-lynn Mitchell, President BOMA Greater Tampa Bay, “by participating in Earth Hour, the commercial real estate industry has the opportunity to demonstrate our continued commitment to sustainable practices in Tampa Bay’s buildings.”
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. A year later, Earth Hour became a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries and territories participating. In 2013, more than 7,000 cities and towns in more than 150 countries and territories around the globe took part in the event. For more information about Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.